Bradycardia = too slow
View an animation of bradycardiaA heart rate of fewer than 60 beats per minute (BPM) in adults is called bradycardia. What’s too slow for you may depend on your age and physical condition.
Physically active adults often have a resting heart rate slower than 60 BPM, but it doesn’t cause problems.
Your heart rate may fall below 60 BPM during deep sleep.
Elderly people are more prone to problems with a slow heart rate.
View an animation of bradycardia.
Causes of Bradycardia
Problems with the sinoatrial (SA) node, sometimes called the heart’s natural pacemaker
Problems in the conduction pathways of the heart (electrical impulses are not conducted from the atria to the ventricles)
Metabolic problems such as hypothyroidism
Damage to the heart from heart attack or heart disease
Symptoms of bradycardia
A heart rhythm that’s too slow can cause insufficient blood flow to the brain with symptoms such as:
Fainting or near-fainting spells
In extreme cases, cardiac arrest may occur.
Complications of bradycardia
Severe, prolonged untreated bradycardia can cause:
Syncope (loss of consciousness; fainting)
Angina pectoris (chest pain)
High blood pressure
Mudra for Bradycardia:
Mudras are a part of Ayurveda. It is very useful and easy to practice. Anyone can practice it anytime. 45 minutes of practice is enough to get a good result. To know more about mudras click on the links.